Monday, January 24, 2011

The Predator and the Prey

 You know those wildlife shows that they have where the predator is always chasing the prey, and sometimes they catch the prey and sometimes they don't?  I watched one of those episodes last night - live - in my own back yard.  It went something like this:

He sets off on the hunt, filled with purpose.

The snow flies behind him as he races toward his goal.

With intent focus, he approaches his prey.

Nearing his destination, he crouches down to hide.
The snow covered rocks hide him from his unsuspecting prey.

The unsuspecting prey continues to search for a dry place to stand, unaware that she is being stalked.

Suddenly, something causes her to become alert and look for potential danger.

She looks in both directions, but does not see the predator behind the rocks.

She soon resumes her search for dry ground, unaware of the danger that awaits her.

She makes her way ever closer to the rocks, as the predator patiently waits.

There is a brief interruption as the wildlife photographer is distracted by the sight of the frozen saliva on her Great Dane's muzzle.

Returning to the scene of the action, we find the predator has pounced out of his hiding spot, mouth open and teeth bared.  However instead of running, the prey simply sticks out her tongue in a show of defiance.
The predator and prey then pose together for a group shot, and I realize that this episode lacks a bit in the action department.


Pauley, Middy, the Mr. or the Mrs. said...


Sara said...

HAHA this made me laugh so hard! Especially the distraction shot. Very nice lol

Kristine said...


Way better than Discovery Channel. I'd take a Ziggy cam any day, distraction shots and all.

brooke said...

hahahaha! I love this!
Ziggy has a great stalking pose!

Cupcake said...

I like this wildlife show much better, everyone is alive at the end!

Erika and Blair,xoxo said...

This post is so funny, I do wish that we had video of your house all the time with those three!

Ann Dziemianowicz said...

Play by Play! Love this post. It's great to be out in the wild with the fearless nature photographer!

Kari in WeHo said...

Hahahaha thanks for the smile :)


Two Pitties in the City said...

Hilarious! I love the sequence.

Susan Blatz said...


Anonymous said...

Oh, that was Most Exciting! Specially the saliva part. I never knew saliva could freeze like that.

Wiggles & Wags,

Casey Jones' Mom said...

Both the preditor and the prey could easliy get lost in the white snow. You need a bicycle flag on them.
Love it!!!